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Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett criticizes gun laws after Texas elementary school mass shooting

Taking to social media on Wednesday, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett criticized gun control laws in the United States.

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Myles Garrett has never been one to bite his tongue. And when it comes to the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 students and two adults, the Cleveland Browns star defensive end wasn't shy to share his thoughts on the matter.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Garrett criticized the United States' gun control laws, which have come into focus following Tuesday's deadly shooting in Uvalde Texas. In doing so, the three-time All-Pro selection made a comparison to the country's abortion laws, with a recently leaked draft revealing that the Supreme Court expected to overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming months.

"So an 18 year old kid is legally within his rights to buy multiple [assault rifles] and a pistol online, going on to kill 21 or more people... while a woman in the states can't even have full autonomy of her body in the US?" Garrett wrote in a post he shared to his Twitter account. "S--t just doesn't make sense, it's pathetic."

Garrett continued: "This isn't the 17/1800's. We aren't taking our muskets out the closet to defend our country. We aren't minutemen. No other country has near the amount of mass shootings as we do and we say the same s--t every single time... Prayers and condolences that aren't bringing [any] of those loved ones back or easing any of those broken hearts."

As one might expect, Garrett's comments received some pushback from those who disagree with his stance. The No. 1 pick overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, however, made it clear that he doesn't care.

"If you have a problem with what I've said, I could not give a damn," Garrett, a native of Arlington, Texas, wrote. "Stop normalizing the death of innocents by troubled individuals with the idea of safety. It isn't safe. We see that on the news every week."

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